After winning four gold medals, two champion awards for its baguettes and being declared “most successful bread exhibitor” at this year’s Perth Royal Food Awards, it’s safe to say North Street Store’s two years in business have been a great success.
The Cottesloe bakery, with its simple fit-out and original 1940s feel, is no stranger to queues, with people lining up regularly for their loaves, so it made complete sense when owners Lachlan Bisset and Craig Stewart announced they were building a new bakery in North Fremantle to meet demand.
In the meantime, they’ve opened an interim bakery with Little Loaf Bakery in South Fremantle in the old Wild Bakery space, just around the corner from L’Antica pizza restaurant.
Stewart told Broadsheet they moved the bakery to Fremantle when they ran out of space “in a big way.”
“It’s a working bakery with a bit of retail,” he said.
In terms of space, it looks deceiving, with the tiny retail frontage hiding a substantial bakery out back. To keep costs down, the shop is self-service with its range of loaves and rolls on sale alongside a selection of popular cakes, pastries, tarts and slices and Karvan coffee.
“Tray cake is something we’ve been doing recently. It’s dead simple,” says Stewart.
“You can take a whole bunch home rather than it being a really expensive thing.”
North Street Store also provides a hugely popular dinner service, with a changing daily three-dish Mediterranean style menu offering pastas, curries, porchetta and schnitzels amongst other tasty offerings.
The evening meals are served to take away, but customers are welcome to dine in.
It is expected the new, larger premises, aptly named Big Loaf, will open in North Fremantle in mid 2020.
Meanwhile, Little Loaf Bakery is open at 2/390 South Terrace, on the corner of Commercial Road, South Fremantle.